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kesar mawa modak

Kesar Mawa Modak

Course Dessert
Cuisine Indian
Keyword dessert, indian sweet
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings 12 modaks
Author Priya Shiva


  • Mawa/dried whole milk – 1 cup
  • Sugar – 1/2 cup
  • Green Cardamom – 2 (powdered)
  • Kesar/saffron – few strands
  • Milk - 2 tbsp


  1. Crumble mawa and keep it ready.

  2. Remove seeds from the cardamom pods and crush it nicely.

  3. Add few saffron strands in warm milk and keep it aside for 20 minutes.

  4. Add mawa, sugar, saffron milk in a pan and mix it well. Heat the pan and cook on medium heat. Keep stirring till the mixture becomes thick. Do not wait to completely dry the mix or it will harden.

  5. Remove from the stove, add cardamom powder and mix it well.

  6. When it cools down, taken a portion in your hand and give it a modak shape using mould.

Recipe Notes

Quick Method to make khoya/Mawa at home:
  • Take a pan and add 1 litre whole milk and bring it to boiling point.
  • Lower the flame and continue to boil. Keep stirring so that it does not stick to the pan.
  • Stir vigorously when milk starts to thicken. Khoya is ready when the milk stops simmering and its completely dry. Transfer it into a bowl and keep it aside to cool.